Valentina is a highly skilled and experienced teacher of piano and keyboard. She has been teaching for many years; her experience enabling her to adapt her teaching methods to suit each individual students needs. She is calm and patient and has a good rapport with children. She offers a wide range of styles, from classical to jazz, modern, contemporary and world music. Providing students with opportunities to perform are is very important feature in Valentina's approach to teaching. She believes that regular concerts (usually every 3 months), help greatly in developing performance skills. Exams, competitions and Eisteddfods are all encouraged for those who wish to take part. She offers exams with the AMEB and has produced her own CD. Valentina believes in developing a strong technique as the foundation for good performance. Many of her students have achieved excellent results in exams. She is able to teach up to very high levels for the serious student.